East Passyunk Shufflings

East Passyunk is one of the most bumping of stretches in Philadelphia. And with that energy comes change.

Just this weekend saw the opening of Grace and Pat’s. The owner of Gennaro’s Tomato Pie, Michael Giammarino has opened another BYOB pizzeria at 1533 S 11th Street, across from the fountain on East Passyunk. Giammarino is serving up thicker pizza than the Neapolitan pies he serves at Gennaro’s, but it wouldn’t be fair to call it Sicilian-style.

Today marks the opening of the new location of the Bottle Shop. Previously located at 1837 East Passyunk Avenue is now it is located at 1616 E Passyunk, next to Green Aisle Grocery. The new space is brighter than the original spot. In common, hundreds of beers available by the bottle.

But it isn’t all good news. Ms. Goody Cupcake has closed at 1838 East Passyunk Avenue. The building was recently sold and the rent was significantly raised by the new landlord. Ms. Goody Cupcake, Gigi Andrew decided to not renew her lease. Andrew is already consulting for some bakeries in South Jersey where she lives.